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How to Survive the First Round of Our Job Interviews

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.….. Smelled like victory.” Lt. Col. Kilgore, from “Apocalypse Now” Good Wednesday morning. On Monday we publicly announced that we are seeking to fill law clerk spots. Of the approximately thirty applicants, we have...

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We Are Hiring!

Spring is at our doorstep, and Brinen & Associates is preparing for the 2016 legal recruiting season. While the big New York firms are interviewing at elite law schools in the coming weeks to fill dozens of slots with the new first-year class, we are likewise...

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When You Need That Bigger Boat: Finding Key Employees

“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” J. Paul Getty.

The watershed moment in any business is when you as an entrepreneur, turn to your partner and say, “We need to hire someone.”

Hiring is one of the toughest skills to obtain. I use a very technical, specific method to hire law clerks. Everyone — from the receptionist through the senior staff — weighs in and we see if they will be able to join the culture and then we test their technical skills and their writing. I use a completely different, softer approach to find a lateral hire; its more about the interpersonal skills.

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